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Summer 2024 Intern, National Political Advocacy Department, Liberty Policy & Government Affairs

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UNDERGRADUATE/GRADUATE or LEGAL INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY 

The ACLU seeks an Undergraduate, Legal or Graduate Intern in the National Political Advocacy Department – Liberty Policy and Government Affairs team of the ACLU’s National office in Washington, DC 

The Team: 

The National Political Advocacy Department (NPAD) works to strengthen the efforts of the ACLU at the federal, state, and local levels of government. The department harnesses the political power that comes from having more than eight million members and supporters, as well as affiliates in every state. By organizing grassroots lobbying and issue campaigns using modern tactics, the ACLU seeks to achieve change as profound in the legislative, administrative and electoral arenas as it has accomplished through the courts. The Liberty Policy & Government Affairs team is made up of seven members who work with Congress, state legislatures, regulatory agencies and others to strengthen and protect LGBTQ+ rights, reproductive freedom, women’s rights, and disability rights.  

What You’ll Do: 

The intern will work on projects related to LGBTQ+ rights and reproductive freedom. They will assist members of our team with researching and analyzing legislation, elected officials, coalition partners, and relevant developments in the political and advocacy landscapes on the state and federal levels. They will help prepare advocacy and public education materials, correspondence, and reports as needed. They will also support our team's efforts to do Congressional outreach through the form of briefings, lobby visits, and letters. As our team looks ahead toward the 2024 presidential election and beyond, this intern will gain significant insight into how our team sets its strategy and collaborates with partners at the ACLU to do organizing and communications work. Their manager Arli Christian, Senior Policy Counsel, will support the intern to manage projects, and foster their professional development through structured check-ins and networking support. 

Your Day to Day 

  • Conducting research, drafting reports, and analyzing state and federal legislation, advocacy efforts, and related legal and policy issues 
  • Preparing advocacy and public education materials; drafting memorandum and partner correspondence 
  • Monitoring legal and legislative developments in state legislatures and in Congress, as well as regulatory and administrative actions by the Biden administration 
  • Working with teammates to manage projects; engaging in special projects and other duties as assigned 
  • Committing to work collaboratively and respectfully toward resolving obstacles and/or conflict 

What You’ll Bring: 

  • Knowledge of government and policy, of reproductive and LGBTQ+ rights, and of associated communities and movements 
  • Strong research, writing, analysis, and communication skills. The intern will be able to cater messages and to different audiences, within and outside of the ACLU 
  • Organized, willing to learn, proactive; able to balance differing responsibilities and prioritize; able to manage projects and see them through to completion 
  • Able to work well independently, as part of a team; able to handle confidential information and exercise discretion 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, ability to apply and leverage technology in advance of advocacy goals is a plus  

Future ACLU-ers Will: 

  • Be committed to advancing the mission of the ACLU 
  • Center and embed the principles of equity, inclusion and belonging in their work by demonstrating commitment to diversity with an approach that respects and values multiple perspectives 
  • Be committed to work collaboratively and respectfully toward resolving obstacles and conflict 

Internship Logistics: 

  • Location: Our internship program offers a limited number of remote or hybrid intern positions. This internship is remote or hybrid from our DC National office.
  • Time Commitment: Summer internships require a full-time commitment of 35 hours per week.  
  • Internship Duration: Full-time internships span 10 consecutive weeks beginning May 28 or June 10, 2024. 
  • Stipend: A stipend is available for students who are lawfully authorized to work and do not receive compensation from other sources. Students with external funding may receive a partial stipend to bring their total funding up to the level of the ACLU’s stipend amount for that term. Arrangements can be made with educational institutions for work/study or course credit. Below are the stipend rates: 
    • $20/hour for undergraduate students or equivalent experience  
    • $24/hour for graduate and law students or equivalent experience 

Priority Application Deadline: February 29, 2024 

Why the ACLU: 

For over 100 years, the ACLU has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States. Whether it’s ending mass incarceration, achieving full equality for the LGBTQ+ community, establishing new privacy protections for our digital age, or preserving the right to vote or the right to have an abortion, the ACLU takes up the toughest civil liberties cases and issues to defend all people from government abuse and overreach. 

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are core values of the ACLU and central to our work to advance liberty, equality, and justice for all. For us diversity, equity and inclusion are not just check-the-box activities, but a chance for us to make long-term meaningful change. We are a community committed to learning and growth, humility and grace, transparency and accountability. We believe in a collective responsibility to create a culture of belonging for all people within our organization – one that respects and embraces difference; treats everyone equitably; and empowers our colleagues to do the best work possible. We are as committed to anti-oppression and anti-racism internally as we are externally. Because whether we’re in the courts or in the office, we believe ‘We the People’ means all of us. 

With this commitment in mind, we strongly encourage applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status and record of arrest or conviction, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. 

The ACLU makes every effort to assure that its recruitment and employment provide all qualified persons, including persons with disabilities, with full opportunities for employment in all positions.

The ACLU is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need assistance applying online, please email benefits.hrdept@aclu.org. If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request an accommodation for the interview process.

The Department of Education has determined that employment in this position at the ACLU does not qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

 

Last updated on Feb 12, 2024

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